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October 21, 2019

You’re Rehired? New California Law Prohibits No-Rehire Provisions in Settlement Agreements

Upending the longstanding practice of employers including no-rehire clauses in agreements resolving employment disputes, California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a new law that will prohibit such provisions in employment settlement agreements.

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October 18, 2019

Canadian Employers Must Navigate a Patchwork of Family Status Accommodation Requirements

Adjudicators in Canada utilize different tests to analyze whether an employer has a duty to accommodate family status; the standard is more stringent in some jurisdictions than in others and the outcome may differ based on the test applied.

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October 15, 2019

Today’s Affinity Groups: Risks and Rewards

Affinity groups bring together employees with similar backgrounds or interests and can have a powerful influence in the workplace. Employers that have, or are exploring establishing, affinity groups, must consider several legal and practical issues.

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October 14, 2019

Shock and Awe! California Employers Face Onslaught of New Regulations

With the usual flurry of activity at the end of the legislative session, California enacted a slew of bills with labor and employment implications. Closing out his first year in office, Governor Newsom signed more than 40 such bills on varied topics.

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September 27, 2019

Sharp Curve Ahead! An Employer’s Roadmap to Recent Legislative Developments in Illinois

The Illinois legislature has been quite active, leaving many employers wondering: “Is Illinois the new California?”

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September 17, 2019

Employers Gain Flexibility to Regulate Nonemployee Access to Property under the NLRA

The National Labor Relations Board recently issued a decision, officially rejecting the idea that employers that allow civic organizations to fundraise on their property must also allow nonemployee union agents to solicit on employer property unfettered.

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September 13, 2019

New York City Amends Human Rights Law to Extend Protections to Freelancers and Independent Contractors

On September 12, 2019, the New York City Council passed an ordinance that extends the city’s anti-discrimination protections to freelancers and independent contractors.

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September 11, 2019

EEOC Announces It Will Not Collect Compensation Data Next Year

The EEOC has announced that it will not seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget to collect detailed employee compensation data on its Form EEO-1 next year.

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September 9, 2019

Handling Harassment Allegations in Europe: Critical Do’s and Don’ts

A high-level discussion on the critical do’s and don’ts of handling harassment allegations in Europeand how the investigative process in Europe differs from what employers may find customary in the U.S.

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September 4, 2019

WPI State of the States – Hot Topics During the Summer Cool-Down

Students across the country are heading back to school, but most state legislatures are either in recess or have adjourned for 2019. States that were still in session in August did advance several significant bills.

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